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Old 09-13-2009, 01:50 PM
Location: Austin
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My 2 year old ACD/BC mix hates walking on the grass in the rain, and when let outside she will just sit under the porch and wait to come in. I let her out for a half hour this morning and when she came in, she had an accident on the floor within 10 minutes. I give her plenty of time to do her business, but she does not go outside, and does not communicate to me when she needs to pee. Does anyone have a solution for these problems?
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:55 PM
Location: Southern NC
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Go out with her on a leash and walk her until she goes...she just needs to get used to the rain.

Dogs recognize words...before I take mine out, I always ask if they need to peepee...they head straight to the back door. Do that each time you let her out...she'll eventually get it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:02 PM
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ABSOLUTELY go outside with her. Get her on a leash and bring your BEST treats with you (not garbage dog biscuits, but rather chicken, cheese or steak).

I am not an advocate of just letting the dog out and hoping that he/she will understand what's going on. Go out WITH your dog, take a WALK and bring the treats. It will happen. Put on your galoshes and a rain hat! And ALWAYS treat her for doing what she's supposed to, with LOTS of high-pitched, vocal praise!
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:31 PM
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I have to go out with my dogs in the rain. I think they want to know they won't be left out there. I also use the encouraging word.
One of my dogs will only pee if another one does first.
I dread long rains, as there is often an accident. They don't poke around at their leisure in the rain, and sometimes don't poop outside.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:33 PM
Location: Mostly in my head
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I have the same problem with my GSP - he goes bounding out and comes to a skidding stop at the end of the carport. Kinda funny to see but no fun when I have to go stand outside w/him. At least he is very well trained (not by me, the rescue group, I can't claim any fame here) and if it's early or a downpour and I will be home, I just let him back in. He will tell me when he gets really deperate and then he goes out in the yard and gets wet. He's such a priss!

Oddly enough, he is not bothered by snow. I do wonder if he was abandonned on a rainy day.
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:36 PM
Location: Northern NH
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Storm my GSD has the same issue with rain so sometimes I go out and put an umbrella over him or he holds until he gets to school I have seen doggy rain coats but I don't know if that would help our doggies
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Old 09-13-2009, 02:44 PM
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We go out w/ ours too, same as we'd do if it would snow - they seem to go much quicker too ;-)
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:04 PM
Location: El Paso TX
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Of my four dogs, only one dislikes the rain and that's only if it's a hard downpour. She doesn't mind getting her feet wet - she doesn't like it coming down hard on her body. So, I put a light jacket on her, problem solved.

Like the previous posters, I don't send my dogs out to potty either - I always go with them. They get their business done pronto.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:40 PM
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I go out and the dog does not like rain one bit. I go out back were this is a cover area and she does go fast. Then the number 2 is a problem so I get a raincoat for us both, her coat is a winter one
so her fur is not wet too bad. It takes a while for this but she does know do it then you get to eat!
When little she had the pads and how easy that was, till this way!
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:59 AM
Location: Phoenix
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I agree with the advice to get out and take the dog for a walk in the rain.

This reminds of my first dog we got while out looking for a Christmas tree. It house broke to snow and it was pitiful as the last snow bank melted in the spring.
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